Ringing in ears may have deeper source
Tinnitus results from brain’s effort to compensate for hearing loss, a study finds
By Laura Sanders, 14:58 PM September 20, 2011
The high-pitched ringing, squealing, hissing, clicking, roaring, buzzing or whistling in the ears that can drive tinnitus sufferers crazy may be a by-product of the brain turning up the volume to cope with subtle hearing loss, a new study suggests. The results, published in the Sept. 21 Journal of Neuroscience, may help scientists understand how the condition arises.
Tinnitus is clearly a disorder of the brain, not the ear, says study coauthor Roland Schaette of the University College Lond...
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